Matching strings on guitars

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diwildiac

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Hi,

For a couple of months I've been playing on an Ibanez RG421, which comes default with 10 gauge strings (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046).

Few weeks back I bought myself with a Fender Player Stratocaster, which comes with 9 gauge string (.009-.042 Gauges), so there is definitly some differences.

How would the experience be if I changed to 10 gauges on the strat, would the experience on the strat be more similar to the Ibanez? I now some people say 10 gauges are harder to play on, but currently the 10 gauges seems more "tight" and "robust". Any feedback or experiences would be greatly appricaited.

/D.

Sincere regards

/D

#1

Hi,

For a couple of months I've been playing on an Ibanez RG421, which comes default with 10 gauge strings (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046).

Few weeks back I bought myself with a Fender Player Stratocaster, which comes with 9 gauge string (.009-.042 Gauges), so there is definitly some differences.

How would the experience be if I changed to 10 gauges on the strat, would the experience on the strat be more similar to the Ibanez? I now some people say 10 gauges are harder to play on, but currently the 10 gauges seems more "tight" and "robust". Any feedback or experiences would be greatly appricaited.

/D.

Sincere regards

/D

Carl King

GuitarTricks Video Director

Joined: 10/08/07

Posts: 460

Originally Posted by: diwildiac

Hi,

For a couple of months I've been playing on an Ibanez RG421, which comes default with 10 gauge strings (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046).

Few weeks back I bought myself with a Fender Player Stratocaster, which comes with 9 gauge string (.009-.042 Gauges), so there is definitly some differences.

How would the experience be if I changed to 10 gauges on the strat, would the experience on the strat be more similar to the Ibanez? I now some people say 10 gauges are harder to play on, but currently the 10 gauges seems more "tight" and "robust". Any feedback or experiences would be greatly appricaited.

/D.

Upgrading to 10s on your strat will feel similar, although there are a lot of other factors between any two guitars. The action, the construction, etc.

The strings will be tighter / more stiff (harder to bend and press down) and will generally take a bit more strength.

-Carl.

Carl King
GuitarTricks Video Director / Producer

#2

Originally Posted by: diwildiac

Hi,

For a couple of months I've been playing on an Ibanez RG421, which comes default with 10 gauge strings (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046).

Few weeks back I bought myself with a Fender Player Stratocaster, which comes with 9 gauge string (.009-.042 Gauges), so there is definitly some differences.

How would the experience be if I changed to 10 gauges on the strat, would the experience on the strat be more similar to the Ibanez? I now some people say 10 gauges are harder to play on, but currently the 10 gauges seems more "tight" and "robust". Any feedback or experiences would be greatly appricaited.

/D.

Upgrading to 10s on your strat will feel similar, although there are a lot of other factors between any two guitars. The action, the construction, etc.

The strings will be tighter / more stiff (harder to bend and press down) and will generally take a bit more strength.

-Carl.

Carl King
GuitarTricks Video Director / Producer